Lori Nelson-Martin | COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
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counseling & psychotherapy

There are many reasons you may enter into therapy including the need for support, difficulties in your life or relationships,  trauma, or problems rooted in the past. Psychotherapy helps work with relevant aspects of your difficulties and strengths as well as provides a container for growth and greater well being.

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An essential aspect of my therapeutic focus is that it looks beyond the individual history, to include universal themes of human existence as they play out in your life now. Moreover, what arises in the relationship between us in the moment is an essential part of our work together. I have a strong belief in the transformative power of the therapeutic relationship.
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I am touched by Victor Frankl’s words “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” This statement speaks beautifully to our capacity to use our free will to create positive change in our lives.
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In addition to having this therapeutic underpinning, I apply several important tools to the practice of counseling including Focusing technique  which accesses sensations in the body as a spring boards for increased understanding, awareness and resolution of unresolved issues. Moreover, Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems focuses on helping you become “unstuck” from unhealthy neurological patterning that perpetuates ways of being, interacting, and feeling that are no longer useful. It helps you change how your brain processes anxiety, stress, depression and other emotions. Finally, mindfulness and behavioral practices are incorporated as a way of gaining greater self mastery and being able to make better choices.
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Given that my background is varied and includes training in both psychotherapeutically oriented and body oriented modalities, I may incorporate aspects of both into your therapy sessions depending upon your needs.